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Posted on 01/07/2013 1:56:51 PM PST by CNSNews.com
Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman.
In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:
My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms...our Web site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits for further review.
After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review -- her exact words were -- We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.(emphasis added)
Sirochman also wrote that he told the bank manager that they have no right to make up their own new rules and regs and that [American Spirit is a] firearms manufacturer with all the proper licensing.
He also noted that he has been doing business with Bank of America for over 10 years, but will now be looking for a new bank.
According to Unlawful News, this isn't the first time Bank of America has targeted a customer involved in the firearms industry.
McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started manufacturing firearms even after 12 years of doing business with the bank.
Because thieving banks don’t trust you.
Will be? I'd have pulled out every dime that wasn't covering recent transactions and orders and moved it within the hour. When will people learn not to use BoA and Wells Fargo?
Why does anyone want to do business with BOA? This same banking congomerlant refused to allow our flag on one of their branch bank sites a year or so ago. Their name is a misnomer. They do not respect our constitution.
Yesterday, there were a number of PhonyCons posting on FR that claimed this story was bogus. Looks like PhonyCons got it wrong again
blessing in disguise. Closed mine a long time ago.
I dumped BOFA years ago, when it came to light they would accept the Matricula Consular ID card from Mexico.
Been with a local credit union, with great satisfaction.
Talk about an injustice and robbery. Please get an attorney. What a crazy person at the bank/and management which they have a history of this. I am very thankful of not ever having to dealt with these crooks over my life. Bank of anti- America.
If you notice, many of the people bitching about blogs and blog posters as news sources will also take news from the MSM as the word of God.
Since I don;’t have a blog or write for anyone else, the wannabe blog cop thing does not impact me personally, but I find it rather funny to watch them commit act after act of hypocrisy and never once get a clue.
Blog BAAADDDD. MSM Trusted news source.
I’ll be closing my account with them right away!
Soo...the bankrupt bank who likes illegal aliens and drug-dealers does NOT like gun owners, huh?
I’ll remember that.
Closed my accounts with them years ago. Nice people in the local branch but too may a**holes at the top! Worst bank in America even with pretty fierce competition.
It would be interesting if you could show any positive comment about the MSM from those blog cops.
That would really shore up your position.
Passing up the MSM crap sandwich in favor of the
Blogs-of-recycled-rotting-roadkill is hardly an improvement.
What is wrong. Why don’t you let the others play and allow the owner of this site to say who gets to post or not and allow the forum to visit links they decide to or not. You are missing the entire story of how the bank is taking control of the manufacturer’s/company funds/his money/his profits.
I’m sorry, but can I see a badge? I mean how do I really know you have any authority other than just whine like a nerd stuffed in a gym locker?
I don’t mean to ‘imply’ you are a nerd stuffed in a gym locker. I just wonder if you do this all on your own or if you have some heretofor unknown authority.
See, it’s because I see posts from many of the sources you badger people about all the time and figure if management did not want them posted, they would be pulled and banned.
But since I have read stories from the same people you bitch about for a long time now, I have to think you’re just trying to attract attention to yourself.
“It would be interesting if you could show any positive comment about the MSM from those blog cops.”
What, like all the MSM talking points spewed during one of your “Sarah is an ikky girl” tantrums?
Hey, I didn’t want to bring her up, but you asked.
Do you call the cops when someone cuts in line?
Or maybe do you have the wherewithal to handle it by yourself?
Blogpimping is bad behavior and it doesn't take a badge to spot it or address it.
In what way is your objecting to my posts any different from my objecting to blogpimping?
I have banked with BOA for 14 years with no problems. Not only their staff at the local branch is exceedingly friendly and courteous, even their central phone answering people have given me numerous reversing of charges for accidental overdrafts on my part. I get unlimited check writing with zero monthly maintenance charges and free printing of checks. The bank also gives me free $1000 life insurance each year.
Hell hum-gun, all your rants against Palin are right there from the MSM, MSNBC crap cartel and you don't give them credit.
Kind of hypocritical of you not to give credit to your authors.
At least give credit to little, humble DU.
Passing up the MSM crap sandwich in favor of the.........
You seem to never be able to pass up the MSM crap sandwich when it comes to Palin or her family, hypocrite.
I'm starting to think your sole purpose here is to stifle conservative opinion (Blogs) and criticize Palin.
Ain’t you just a little ray of sunshine?
Do you know Earnest? He is at the beach also.
I have worked with some people at Bank of America and asked them about this last year when another from AZ about Bank of America and gun companies came up. They were in commercial banking and only dealt with large companies and were not familiar with the story. They said that they had no policy to avoid gun companies. The only companies that there group avoided was porn producers.
I know of this group in part because they packed and sent around 250 packages of candy and sundries to the troops every month.
So you have nothing but an attitude problem. Well that was obvious but I mean that’s ‘all’ you have.
So we remain free to comment negatively on your negative comments. Hopefully people will make a habit of that. Because blog posts are not nearly as annoying to read as your bitching is. After all, had we mot been interested in the post/article, we’d not have clicked the link to begin with.
You on the other hand, add exactly nothing but negativity and waste bandwidth.
Just here to brighten your miserable day little buck-a-roo.
Gunner, you are now officially 0 for 7. I do not see your posse coming to save you. As it should be.
Yes, I grant you permission.
I have a posse?
Yup. with lotsa sand in it...
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(and Bill is a contributor)
(more money for gun control from Gates and his father)
"Is Bill Gates a closet liberal?"
(Bill Gates for gun control, pro-abortion, etc.)
(Gates on gun control)
It is the management ( bank of America) doing this which some of the employees have no say over unless they leave the company after learning this. Happy I don’t bank with them. Period. Even if they have some lovely people because I disagree with the top chairs/officials. Plus the flag issue that occurred before. I only see Ernest here on this forum by the posts; do not know him personally.
I love you too, grit-mouth.
What? I didn’t mean to ‘imply anything. It’s a dusty road riding from thread to thread stirring up crap and derailing discussion.
Just thought your boys might have gotten a little trail dust on’em.
Why? did you think I meant something else? Really, I didn’t mean to IMPLY that.
People, go read any banks disclosure. This is called 'red flagging' banks do this all the time. It's not unusual and is CLEARLY disclosed to customers when they open the account. When deposits exponentially increase a bank will Red Flag the account for review to make sure no illegal activity is taking place.
For the most part this is MANDATED by the gov't. At the very least it is a bank policy.
Soothe and please yourself as you will.
Consider that your crying about me is far more disruptive of the thread than any little criticism of mine.
I wonder what started this mess. And who....
The whole article was posted, and that’s encouraged at FR. Nothing wrong with that. It’s also news from a conservative perspective. Thanks, CNSNews.com.
humblegunner, we wouldn’t see such news from the media racket sponsored by the bipartisan, socialist political/regulator class (also known as the MSM).
I noticed that the complaints come from those who believe anything the liberal MSM puts out. Of course the same MSM that got most of the Sandy Hook story so wrong
Seems like the article is posted in full hum-gun.
On the sauce early tonight, are you?
I were a bankster, I’d not want the good guys to be armed.
Yep and yep.
Sure paying a lot of attention, ain’t you?
Care to buy the pay-per-view package?
Tell you what, you go up to the top of the thread and read who and what my post was responding to.
Then, see if you can find your name i it. If you cant, then ask yourself why it is that YOU responded to ME.
And since you admittedly have ZERO authority ti dictate posting at FR, the rest of your sand filled little rant is meaningless.
For a guy that defended himself for IMPLYING (your words) Palin was a prostitute (post pulled) I find it odd you’d bitch about ANYTHING anyone else posted. But lust like a liberal, it’s ‘rules for thee and none for me.
Own it Gunner. And go away quietly before you disrupt the thread any further. No one here is on your side. The poster followed the rules and you haZ a tantrum.
Too damn bad.
Always pay attention to the trolls trying to sabotage the best conservative site on the net.
Some are just pure dumb and repetitious, in an obsessive compulsive, attention whore type of way.............Just observing.
“No one here is on your side.”
Just here to brighten your miserable day little buck-a-roo. Gunner, you are now officially 0 for 7. I do not see your posse coming to save you. As it should be.
Those of us in Gunner’s “posse” are laughing too hard at your crying about Gunner, to post. Not a good idea to mess with Gunner.
One of Gunner’s posse (You just thought you didn’t have one - now you do.)
The difference is one of us followed the rules. The poster.
You did not.
I didn’t cleverly do squat. I pointed out a fact. Liberals hate facts.
Palin: According to you she is ‘implied’ to be. What a good God fearing Conservative that makes you.
Just stop now Gunner.